We set off by coach from our offices in Maidenhead and arrive in a cold and blustery Brighton in time for a buffet lunch. The second of our two coaches is delayed due to taking an alternate route.
The afternoon conference includes a treasure hunt style team building exercise, where we search the town's landmarks for information. On completion, we all warm up back at the hotel with hot chocolate drinks.
We freshen up and dress for a formal evening dinner. After dinner speeches reveal the night's entertainment, the open bar, a dance floor, and an uncovered doorway that reveals a specially laid-on funfair within the hotel complete with arcade games, sumo wrestling, shooting gallery and bumper car ride - a big hit.
The following morning we drag ourselves out of bed in time for the coach trip back to the office, clutching our goody-bags containing a bathrobe and a stick of Brighton rock.